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Police: Caller threatened DCF in Newport, causing lockdown

NEWPORT — Police say that a threat the Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF) received this morning is responsible for the lockdown that took place at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport at around 8:30 a.m. Police say that an unidentified caller phoned the DCF office in Newport on Friday morning, stating… Keep Reading

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Newport man honored at Statehouse

NEWPORT — Ed Brochu of Newport was among the long-time justice system volunteers honored at the Vermont Statehouse on Friday, January 5, 2016. He was nominated by the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, primarily for his work on the reparative boards for the Center. “Ed is one of our longest serving volunteers,” said Barbara Morrow,… Keep Reading

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Local United Way donates designer children’s clothing to NCH and Umbrella

NEWPORT — Zutano, a Vermont-based designer of children’s clothing, accessories and nursery products, recently made a donation of new children’s clothing to Green Mountain United Way to be distributed throughout its five-county region for families in need. In Orleans County, some of that clothing was donated to North Country Hospital’s Maternal/Child Health Department and to… Keep Reading


Trucker’s mistake causes road closure in Barton

BARTON — A truck driver made a mistake trying to turn around in Barton on Thursday, causing a section of Vermont Route 16 to be temporarily shut down. The incident took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 16 and Roaring Brook Road, at around 11:27 a.m. The operator of the rig, a 48-year-old man… Keep Reading

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Tractor-trailer rig hits a moose in Ferdinand

FERDINAND — A 53-year-old truck driver from Quebec suffered minor injuries after hitting a moose on Wednesday in the town of Ferdinand. Police say Mario Guillemette was traveling on Vermont Route 105 at around 6:30 p.m., when the animal ventured out into the street. Guillemette was unable to stop in time, striking the moose on… Keep Reading

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Guns stolen during overnight burglary in Morgan

MORGAN — Police say that two handguns were stolen during a burglary last week. The incident happened Thursday night or early Friday morning, at a home in Morgan. Police are not releasing the location of the break-in or the name of the victim, because they say that it is part of an ongoing investigation. Orleans… Keep Reading

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Police still searching for missing St. Jay man

ST. JOHNSBURY — Police are still searching for a 45-year-old man from St. Johnsbury who went missing on January 9, 2016. Henry Morey was last seen at 48 Eastern Avenue (Republican Block) in the Village of St. Johnsbury. Police say he was at this location at approximately 6:00 p.m. Morey may have been wearing black… Keep Reading

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Camouflaged Canadian caught smuggling 182 pounds of Xanax on sled in North Troy

NORTH TROY — Authorities say Cedrick Bourgault-Morin, 21, of Quebec, Canada has been charged by a criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute 182 pounds of Aprazolam, commonly known as Xanax. According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, at approximately 1:00 a.m. on January 13, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol received notification of activity… Keep Reading

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Single-vehicle crash in Newport Tuesday morning

NEWPORT — Police say a 19-year-old man from North Troy is okay after a bad car crash that happened yesterday morning in Newport. The single-vehicle accident took place on Tuesday at around 10 a.m., on Vermont Route 100 near Wheeler Corner Road. Police say Cody Putvain, 19, of North Troy, was alone in his vehicle… Keep Reading

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News/North Troy

Arrest made following police pursuit in North Troy

NORTH TROY — A police chase through the Village of North Troy on Friday ended with an 18-year-old man facing charges. Police say that Noah Stemarie, 18, of North Troy, will face charges for attempting to elude, and resisting arrest, following an incident that started at around 7:30 p.m. Police say they attempted to stop… Keep Reading

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